EVs are getting more affordable. And yet, a lot of people still don’t know much about electric vehicles (EVs). Luckily, we’re here to help. We’ll walk you through the basics of EV ownership and make it easy for you to choose an EV that’s right for your needs.
Kia Soul EV
The Kia Soul EV is a car that’s affordable, fuel efficient and fun to drive. The base model starts at $37,000 but can go up to $45,000 for the range extender version. It has a 124 mile range with a 6 hour charging time from 0-100%. Top speed is 93 mph and it gets an EPA estimated fuel economy of 120 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent).
The Nissan Leaf is the most affordable EV on the market, with a price tag of $29,990. It’s a 5-door hatchback that has a range of 150 miles and can go from 0-60 mph in 8 seconds.
This makes it ideal for commuters who want to save money on gas but still need to get around town frequently. The Nissan Leaf has had some issues with battery life over time, but many owners have reported that their cars still work well after several years of use–and new models are coming out soon!
Smart ForTwo ED
The most affordable EV is the Smart ForTwo ED. It’s a small two-seater with a range of just 84 miles, but it does have some impressive stats: its top speed is 75 mph, it goes from 0-60 in 10.9 seconds and has a battery that can be charged from empty to full in about 2 hours.
The Smart ForTwo ED will cost $25,990 when it goes on sale later this year. That’s about half as much as we expect most EVs to cost by 2023 (though you’ll still need somewhere between $600-$1,000 per month for insurance).
Hyundai Ioniq EV
The Hyundai Ioniq EV is the most affordable electric vehicle on the market. It has a range of 238 miles, and can charge from 0 to 80% in 33 minutes. Its starting price is $29,500–and it has a 5-star safety rating.
Ford Focus Electric
If you’re looking for an electric car that’s fun to drive, but doesn’t cost a fortune, consider the Ford Focus Electric. The EPA estimates that it has a range of 110 miles per charge (more than most other EVs). The best part? It starts at just $29,995–and that includes destination charges!
There are many great EVs on the market, but if you’re looking for something affordable and reliable, we recommend the Kia Soul EV or Nissan Leaf. The Soul EV has a range of up to 200 miles and can be charged in just 45 minutes at DC fast-charging stations. The Leaf has been around since 2011 so there are plenty of used models available too!